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AcroMetrix to Supply America s Blood Centers With Standards and Controls for Nucleic Acid, EIA Testing

NEW YORK, Jan. 6 (GenomeWeb News) - AcroMetrix will provide quality control products to America's BloodCentersfor nucleic acid and EIA testing, AcroMetrix said today.


Terms of the deal call for Benicia, Calif-based AcroMetrix to supply its products for the 11 infectious disease tests required to be performed on blood donations at the 76 blood centers in the ABC system, the company said. The tests include Abbott's PRISM immunoassay system, the company added. 


Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The Scan

Interfering With Invasive Mussels

The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels.

Participation Analysis

A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports.

Right Whales' Decline

A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC.

Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map

In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.